Stories & Victories

  • Greenfreeze: Refrigerants, Naturally

    June 29, 2008

    How Greenpeace and growing public opinion managed to jump-start the design of a revolutionary cooling device that avoids the use of natural gases, encouraging corporations to rally together and form “Refrigerants, Naturally!”

  • Global Ban on Driftnets

    June 12, 1992

    A voyage wrought with adventure and activism ends up in unlikely places and gathers enough evidence of the horrors of driftnets to curb public opinion, resulting in a ban on indiscriminate netting practices.

  • Creating the World Park Antarctica

    June 29, 1991

    How a few pioneers went to one of the most remote regions on Earth just to get a seat at the bargaining table of Antarctic Treaty Nations, then proceeded to convince global leaders to believe in the dream of having Antarctica protected as a world park.

  • Commercial Whaling Banned

    June 2, 1986

    How people power and non-violent direct action saved one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures.

  • Rongelap: The Exodus Project

    July 3, 1985

    In 1985, Rongelap residents in the Marshall Islands asked Greenpeace to help them relocate to a new home. Their island had been contaminated by radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.

  • France Ends Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

    September 3, 1974

    The story of a single man who saw an article in the paper and challenged the French government for the greater good of people and the environment.